Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: March 19, 2013, 11:29 am
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island


Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.


Easter Egg Hunt- Bring your bags and baskets to Lincoln Park, 11th Avenue and 38th Street, on Saturday, March 23. There will be many colorful eggs throughout the hunt areas, and some contain special prizes! There may even be a surprise visit from a very popular bunny. The hunt is free and will begin promptly at 9:30 am. Do not be late, as eggs are only available for a short time! Rain location will be the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center, 4303 24th Street.

Targeted Rehabilitation Loan Program - The City of Rock Island Planning and Redevelopment Division will accept preliminary applications for the Targeted Rehabilitation Loan Program beginning at 8:00 am on April 15, 2013 on a first come, first served basis. This program is available to qualified owner-occupied and/or investor-owned properties throughout the City to make specific property repairs. Forms may be picked up in the Planning Division offices on the second floor of City Hall from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Completed forms will not be accepted prior to April 15, 2013.

Candidates Forums - The NAACP of Rock Island County will host the following non-partisan Candidates' Forums:

ALDERMAN'S CANDIDATES' FORUM
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island. The following candidates have confirmed their participation: Ivory Clark, Terry Brooks, Katie Hotle, David McAdams, and Margie Mejia-Caraballo.

MAYORAL CANDIDATES' FORUM
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island. All three mayoral candidates have confirmed their participation.

Rock Island Milan School Board Candidates Forum - The Rock Island County NAACP and the Community Caring Conference will co-host the Rock Island-Milan School Board Candidates' Forum on Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island.

Quad City Botanical Center Easter Egg Hunt - Celebrate Easter at the Quad City Botanical Center with a botanical egg hunt, Sunday, March 31. Doors will open at 12:00 pm. There will have two hunts for two age groups. Children ages 2-5 will hunt at 12:30 pm and children 6-10 at 1:00 pm. Children will be able find plastic eggs containing candy, toys or seeds! Children will be able to plant the seeds in take home containers. If your children are planning on participating please make sure you arrive early for the Easter egg hunts, they are over in flash. Planting and other fun family activities will go on until 2:00 pm. The Botanical Center will close at 4:00 pm. The Easter Egg Hunt is included in the price of admission: Adults $6.00, Seniors $5.00, Youth (6-15 yrs.) $4.00, Children (2-5 yrs.) $2.00, Children under 2 and Members of the Quad City Botanical Center are free.

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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